Surf Express Updated for Speed -- Connectix has released a free update to Surf Express, the company's Web acceleration software that improves performance via a more intelligent caching scheme than that used by most browsers. The update to Surf Express 1.1.5 is a 1.8 MB download and, according to Connectix, improves the performance of first-time page loads by 20 percent over previous versions. A free Surf Express demo is available as a 1.9 MB download. [ACE]
Enter Dashboard, Expose, or Spaces Temporarily
Hold down F9, F10, F11, or F12 (or whatever you've set for the Expose and Spaces keyboard shortcuts) for a few seconds, and then release the key to enter and leave the appropriate mode without having to press the key again. This is particularly useful for Dashboard, in which you can check the contents of a widget and then return to your work with only a single key press.
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